Take a walking tour to discover centuries-old homes and architecture, grab a bite in a 111-year-old pharmacy or a 175-year-old country store, and paddle down the same cypress-lined river once navigated by Native Americans.
At the turn of the 20th century, most North Carolinians were more familiar with lunch counters and soda fountains than with delicatessens. Yet as the state grew and new cultural influences arrived, the deli became an indelible part of our culinary landscape — and it continues to evolve.
Quiz: Fountains of Fizz
North Carolina pharmacists may not prescribe Pepsi anymore, but the sweet treats at these historic soda fountains can still cure a case of the blues.
Remembering Fordham’s Drug Store
It’s long been closed, but if you walk by the familiar storefront in downtown Greensboro, memories of the pharmacy’s beloved soda fountain come flooding back.
Pharmacy Fizzes Offer Refreshment at the Counter
A handful of drugstores in North Carolina still offer this timeless service: a lunch counter with a sweet remedy for the heat of summer.